Best Treehouses of 2020

Well, folks, 2020 is finally over. We at Tree Top Builders are making it our new year’s resolution to show off a little more of our work in 2021. Let’s start with our favorite builds from the past year. Best Custom Deck of 2020 Our first custom build is a […] Read more »

Spotted Lanternfly “Spotted” at Treehouse World

The Spotted Lanternfly was first observed at Treehouse World in August, 2018. The Lanternfly is known to feed on and lay eggs on about 60 native species, including many well common Pennsylvania species located on our property such as Sycamore, Walnut, Oak, Maple, and Cherry. The preferred host of the […] Read more »

Portland, OR Treehouse Builder

Every once in a while we find a new product or service that is relevant to many of our visitors. Today I met Schuyler from Elevated Living in Portland Oregon. He is a treehouse builder with a design for a suspended single tree platform. He had some help from Charley […] Read more »

Treehouse Bolt Selection for Hemlock

Treehouse design & bolt questions from Merritt in Washington: 1. TABs for western hemlock? — Yes, they will work in hemlocks. Here on the east coast, the Hemlocks (Tsuga Canadensis) are under attack from a tiny woolly adelgid. I don’t believe that’s a problem with the western Hemlocks (Tsuga heterophylla) […] Read more »

Is My Treehouse Plan Safe?

Question from Greg, Bellevue, WA: “Building a treehouse for the kids; but now that my wife has researched a little is freaked out that what I’m doing isn’t safe so I’ll ask for advice on the basic support structure. Three cedars approx. 50-70 ft tall, 14″-18″ dia. at 12′ off […] Read more »